Halloween Horror Nights
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Halloween Horror Nights

This is a separately ticketed event.

Scares At Every Turn

Horrifying monsters, mutants, and maniacs come alive at Universal Studios Florida. You can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through scare zones where creatures lurk at every corner, experience thrilling rides and attractions, and more.

Halloween Horror Nights Planning Guide
Get the most out of your terrifying night at the nation's premiere Halloween event.
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Our Overview

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights event is continuously rated the nation’s best Halloween event, and there’s a solid reason as to why. The event truly immerses you into the horror genre with highly detailed environments and truly frightening experiences. You can walk directly into some of your favorite horror films and come face-to-face with iconic characters. Halloween Horror Nights is a horror enthusiast’s paradise.

Universal Studios Florida arch decorated for Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Florida arch decorated for Halloween Horror Nights
Jack the Clown icon featured at Halloween Horror Nights
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Jack the Clown icon featured at Halloween Horror Nights
Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake haunted house featured in 2022
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Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake haunted house featured in 2022
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Experiences

Haunted Houses

Venture into terrifying haunted houses where you'll encounter gruesome characters and creatures inspired by the biggest names in horror as well as original creations.

Scare Zones

Navigate your way through monster-infested streets.

Shows

Enjoy outrageous live entertainment.

Rides

Experience heart-pounding thrills on available rides.

Food & Beverage Booths

Taste specialty dishes and drinks, including horror-themed options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Halloween Horror Nights an extra charge?

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event; it is not included with regular theme park admission. In order to attend, you must purchase a ticket specifically for the event. A regular theme park ticket is not required for admission to the event.

When and how can I purchase a ticket to attend the event?

Universal Orlando announces when Halloween Horror Nights tickets are available for purchase on their official social media accounts. When available, tickets can be purchased at universalorlando.com. Because this event may sell out, you should purchase tickets in advance online.

Where does the event take place?

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights event takes place at the Universal Studios Florida theme park.

Is this event appropriate for children?

Halloween Horror Nights contains mature content that may not be appropriate for children. Universal recommends guests be at least 13 years of age to attend the event.

Is there an age restriction for this event?

Universal recommends guests be at least 13 years of age to attend due to the event's intense nature; however, they will not deny access to anyone under that age limit.

What is included with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket?

A Halloween Horror Nights ticket includes access to all haunted houses, scare zones, shows, and available rides at the Halloween Horror Nights event. Select special experiences, should they be available, may be an additional cost, however. A Halloween Horror Nights ticket only grants you entry to Universal Studios Florida for the event; it does not grant regular park admission.

What time does the event start and end?

Halloween Horror Nights officially begins at 6:30 pm. Closing times may vary. You can view the exact times for your visit in our Halloween Horror Nights planning guide.

What will happen if it rains?

Halloween Horror Nights occurs rain or shine; however, it should be noted that the scare zones may not feature scareactors and select shows may be delayed or canceled. Additionally, should flooding occur in any haunted houses, they may be closed indefinitely. Universal will not issue rain checks, returns, or refunds.

Can I dress up at the event?

Universal Orlando prohibits costumes and costume masks in the park.

Am I permitted to take photos and videos?

According to Universal Orlando’s policies, photography and video recording are not allowed in the haunted houses. Otherwise, you are permitted to take photos and videos at the event, unless otherwise stated on signage; however, to be respectful of scareactors, flash photography is not advised.

What is Halloween Horror Nights Express?

Halloween Horror Nights Express is the event’s express line system. It is not to be confused with regular Universal Express, which is not valid for the event. The pass allows guests to wait in a separate line at all houses and available rides for significantly shorter wait times.

Can I visit all of Universal Orlando's parks with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket?

A Halloween Horror Nights ticket will only grant you access to the event itself. You cannot visit Universal Orlando's other parks with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket. Although the event takes place at the Universal Studios Florida park, you will not be permitted to enter that park until the event officially begins. A Scream Early Ticket is available, which can be purchased in addition to a Halloween Horror Nights ticket, for early entry into the Universal Studios Florida park. Otherwise, you must purchase regular theme park admission to visit Universal Orlando's parks during regular operating hours.

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